Astronomy and Astrophysics has always attracted physics students. There have been tremendous discoveries in recent years which have changed our understanding of the universe. This has been possible due to ingenious use of information technology and use of satellites for astronomical observations among other developments. With numerous advantages in terms of geographical position on the earth, many research institutes, knowledge, skills and cost effectiveness, Astronomy and Astrophysics in India has immense potential to emerge as a global key player. In Mumbai there are many amateur astronomy clubs, but no educational institute offers a Master’s course at present. To cater to this increasing need for trained professionals, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai, has started the MSc in Physics (Astrophysics) programme affiliated to the University of Mumbai from the academic year 2019-20.


MSc in Physics (Astrophysics)